You probably already listen to this guy, but it is our job here to reiterate, and besides, he just put out a record. Dan Lopatin, originally from he Boston area, now makes strange sounds out of Brooklyn as ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER. Often droning, and always moody, he’s several records in at this point as we visit his new record REPLICA, out on MEXICAN SUMMER/SOFTWARE. Here we find Lopatin, still droning, but mixing it up quite a bit in a low key manner. “Sleep Dealer” is glitched out and entrancing, like someone playing Pac Man in a david lynch movie. The use of sampled vocal bits is strangely satisfying. On “Child Soldier” we are presented with a queasy mixture of spacey electronics, subliminated rythmic hip hop vocal samples, and bits of droning noise. The closer “Explain” is a 6 minute + new glitch agey droning drift that eventually kicks up a circular kraut bass line that inspires other synths to enter the picture. A haunting, dreamlike record. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER always intriguing.
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica by Mexican Summer